2012 CLOSETS Top Shelf Design Award Winning Photos
By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 02/17/2012 10:26AM
Susan Gelwicks Thompson of Colony Imports in Stuart, FL, was named Overall Winner in the juried competition, for her "Caypso Palms' Laundry Room" project featuring a mundane laundry room transformed into a tropical oasis.
For the first time ever a People's Choice plaque for top home organization project, voted upon through online balloting, was awarded. Janet Stevenson of Closet City in Montgomeryville, PA, received the most votes for her project "Carol's Closet."
The competition also featured two new categories: Specialty Rooms (pantry, craft, wine, laundry, mudroom) and Professional Showrooms. Specialty Rooms received the most entries with the top prize in the category going to Thompson for "Caypso Palms' Laundry Room (also named Overall Winner).
Category winners received a Top Shelf Design Award trophy commemorating their winning entry and a copy of 20-20 Technologies design software. Honorable Mentions in each category received a certificate. All finalists are featued in a special section of CLOSETS Magazine to be published in the March/April 2012 issue.
Special thanks to our judges: Joyce Hardison, Closet Crafters, Ventura, CA; Denise Butchko, Butchko & Co., Chicago, IL; and Angelia York, St. Louis Closets Co., Maplewood, MO.
OVERALL WINNER &
2012 Top Shelf Awards: Specialty
Susan Gelwicks Thompson of Colony Imports won the Specialty Top Shelf Design Award and was named Overall Winner in the contest. Harold Locklear, Locklear Cabinet & Woodwork was named honorable mention.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE &
2012 Top Shelf Award: Closet melamine 18 feet or less
Janet Stevenson, Closet City, won the 2012 Top Shelf Award for closet melamine 18 feet or less. The project was also received the People's Choice award. Lynn Casanova, Closet Works was named honorable mention.
2012 Top Shelf Awards: Closet melamine over 18 feet
Sue Tinker, Closet Works, wins the Top Shelf Award for Closets, melamine over 18 feet. Rick Lyrek and Steven Kerwick tied for honorable mention.
2012 Top Shelf Awards: Closet wood over 18 feet
Darren Sprowl, Covenant Woodworks, won the 2012 Top Shelf Award for Closets wood/veneer over 18 feet. Tamera Overstreet, Accent Cabinets received an honorable mention
2012 Top Shelf Awards: Closet wood less than 18 feet
Bill Curran, Closet Organizing Systems, won the 2012 Top Shelf Award for Closets wood/veneer less than 18 feet.
About the Author
Michaelle BradfordMichaelle Bradford is Managing Editor of Closets magazine, Custom Woodworking Business magazine, Wood Products magazine and Custom Built Interiors Weekly eNewsletter. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or Google+.